Early Modern Iberia (EMI) Study Group 2016 Graduate Symposium
April 8, 2016 — 10:30am – 6:00pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
University of Pennsylvania


This symposium explores the construction of subjects and subjectivities at the intersection of the human and the non-human world, especially in the context of recent work on virtuality, affect theory, and early modern material culture.


10:30am – 11:00am
Coffee and Registration

11:00am – 11:10am
Welcome Remarks

11:10am – 12:40pm
Session 1: From the Subject to the Object
Respondent: Ana Laguna (Rutgers University)

Fernando José Pancorbo (University of Basel), “The Reconversion of the Subject to His True Faith: The Rhetoric of Reform in the Diaspora of Amsterdam”

Haifa Fersi (University of Kent), “Morisco Amulets in Early Modern Spain Inscribed Objects as subjecta materia”

Matthew S. Tanico (Yale University), “Chains of Power in Don Quijote I, 22″

12:40pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Session 2: From the Object to the Subject
Respondent: Jorge Téllez (University of Pennsylvania)

Guillermo Miguel Morales-Jodra (Temple University), “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Subject of Love”

Alba Solà García (University of Pennsylvania), “El médico de su honra: The Privatization of the Commons and the Emergence of the Modern Subject”

Diego Luis (Brown University), “The Ideological Gamification of Otumba”

3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Keynote Lecture

Mary E. Barnard (Penn State), “Quevedo’s Material Rome”

5:30pm – 6:00pm


Department of History
Department of History & Sociology of Science
Department of History of Art
Hispanic & Portuguese Studies Department
Jewish Studies Program
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Latin American & Latino Studies Program

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